Leevale senior athletes competed in the National League final today in Tullamore. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in 4th place, just outside the medals. The women actually had the same points as Ballymena and Antrim, but lost out on count back.
This year marked a significant improvement for the men’s team, despite the loss of some strong athletes.
Both teams are extremely young. It is hugely important to keep this group of excellent athletes together as national titles are definetly within their reach over the coming years.
Leevale women’s results:
|1500 Walk||Caroline Philpott||5|
|Long Jump||Imelda Morrison||3|
|Triple Jump||Katey Byrd||3|
|High Jump||Paula McCarthy||3|
|Pole Vault||Sarah Ryan||3|
Leevale men’s results:
|3000m Walk||Chris Harrington||2|
|Long Jump||David Quilligan||2||7.13m PB|
|Triple Jump||Denis Finnegan||1|
|High Jump||Chris Crowley||3|
Women’s final placings (Premier Division):
|1||Tír Chonaill AC||114|
|3||Ballymena and Antrim AC||90|
|6||Meath Athletics AC||72|
Men’s final placings (Premier Division):
|1||Clonliffe Harriers AC||123|
There is a complete set of photographs of the meet, covering all events, available here